Sunday, January 28, 2007

21 cards!

Yesterday was such a blast!!! We had an impromptou stamp-a-thon! You see, Jane's friend Liz was in from Florida! and at the last minute Jane was able to put together a stamping get together! We started early too! Trish came to pick me up at 8 and we went out to get the Starbucks!
Then over to Jane's house where she had set up a stellar stamping area! Trish and I unloaded our goods onto two tables and called them Trish's store and Laura's store. Contained therein were supplies, stamps, images, ribbon for all to use. Over on the other side of the room where all of Jane's stuff was we called Jane's outlet mall! It is jam-packed with great stamps, etc.
We ended up stamping for about ten hours! I made 21 cards in all and some of them are featured here! It was so great to have such a large output! and I like almost all of the cards I made!
Sorry about the poor scanning on these last three. I could not figure out how to fix that.
I realized that my style of stamping is very simple. I enjoy putting together the basics and do not enjoy working with store bought embellishments other than rub on's and ribbons. I like to use rubber stamps, old pages from books or sheet music, card stock from SU, rub-ons, copies of photos and postcards that I have found at antique shops, ribbons, and patterned paper. And that is it. I now know what I like and I am sticking with this style for awhile. I will embrace my simplicity and hope others like it.

We sure had fun yesterday. Of course the creativity was great, but it was just so much fun to spend the day with others who are crazy about stamping. We had Thai food for lunch, laughed a lot, ate "Reesie" peanut butter cups, and even had a fire in the fireplace. GOOD TIMES! I said it was as good as Christmas Day!

17 comments:

dogfaeriex5 said...

ooooo, miiss laura, such beautiful cards, i love them all!! and a fire to boot, how cool...sounds like a perfect day, i hope some tab was involved...xoxoxo~k

Trixie said...

It was the best joojoo I have had in quite some time! Thanks for jump starting my creative juices! Great stuff was made by all...see, you should bring your camera you blogmistress!

Paula said...

wonderful cards....I love your style and cant wait to see more!

Beth said...

WOW what a day...wish I had been there.
I'm so glad you are embracing your style. I think with all the art going on around us, it's important to do that. I keep trying new and different ideas when I see them and I am also finally sticking with what I love and do best !!!
Your cards are always beautiful and I've kept everyone you've ever sent me....they're even better in real life !!!
(and I see (on those last shots) your scanner is doing what mine does all the time...what's up with that ????

Jane said...

Yeah - you captured the spirit of the day perfectly! This one goes down in the books as a "best day ever" - Thanks for making the day so much fun for me - and your cards are the best!!!

Diane Duda said...

sounds like so much fun, and with such beautiful results! i keep changing my mind about which is my favorite. ah well, i love them all!

Liz said...

It was a day I'll remember for a long time. Thanks to Jane and Laura and Trish for making me feel so welcome - and for sharing stamping goodies - and creative ideas. Wishing I were back in IL.

Donna G. said...

Oh, I love them all! I am so jealous of your stamping *holiday* - sounds like such fun. I find myself leaning toward a minimalist style a lot more lately, and I really have to talk myself out of feeling guilty about it. Yours are beautiful!

Debbie Nicholas said...

laura you are so creative - i love your work!! sounds like you had a fab day!

Nan said...

Do you think you might do a post on what stamping is all about for those of us who don't do it? Someone on the internet sent me some beautiful cards she had done, but I don't think I really understand. I'd love to hear more about it. The pictures you have shown are just wonderful.

Karen said...

I love these cards! They are to gorgeous. Must share more pics.
Glad you all had a wonderful day........Love, Karen

Jill said...

Sounds like so much fun! And the results are fabulous.
Come and visit me!

One Crabapple said...

GOOD TIMES (laughing) and JANe's Outlet Mall (laughing more....!)

Sounds great - you killed me with the reesies and fireplace ...wah....wanna BE THERE !

But I am glad you had a good time and now I get to have a wonderful time looking at your sweet cards.

I love your style Laura. And it takes talent to know which elements work and when to quit and know it is done !

the images you have here are so great. They all came out great.

Marathon Stamping ! wow ! Heaven , ehh ?

carlene federer said...

What fun cards!

Lotus Reads said...

These cards are just beautiful, Laura! I love each and every one of them! And you were stamping for 10 hours??? Goodness, that's a long time, but I can imagine the fun you must have had! I LOVE old photos and pictures and when I see them being sold in flea markets I am often tempted to buy some, but wasn't sure what to do with them once I was done admiring the photo...now I know! :)

Karin (creativechaos) said...

Hi...this is Karin from creativechaos.....Your stuff is Beautiful!!! You're entered in the contest for Friday! I am going to link you up...love your site!

Maggie Ann said...

Your cards are fabulous! I've enjoyed seeing them.